Unfortunately, anxiety burdens 13.3% of adults age 18-54 in the U.S. It’s the most common mental illness, affecting 19.1 million people. While everyone experiences different levels of anxiety, it can wreak havoc on a person’s life, and really take a toll on how they live each day. Thankfully, we can help.
Acupuncture helps with anxiety attacks, depression and stress. This method of healing can bring you to a place of balance — in the mind and body — and an all-around better state of emotional well-being. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is a common remedy for reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, and bringing a sense of happiness back into a person’s life that they may not have been able to feel prior to being treated. Acupuncture can also relieve the physical side effects brought on by anxiety as well, such as insomnia, digestive issues, fatigue and chronic pain. The use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can resolve these symptoms for good.
There are many benefits to using acupuncture as treatment for anxiety. First of all, it’s completely natural, and uses absolutely no medication. Acupuncture affects a specific portion of the brain that regulates your emotions. The act of inserting needles into specific points on the body helps to restore balance, and improve overall health. Acupuncture also works faster than other types of therapy or drug-based treatments, has way less side effects — things that can occur from prescription medications like bruising, dizziness, and even something as serious as dependency — and assists the body to be able to learn how to heal itself without any need for medicine.
Acupuncture does wonders for those suffering from depression, as well, as studies show that it could help promote the birth of new brain cells and improve the ERK signaling pathway (the chain of proteins that deliver messages from the outside environment to the center of the cell), which in turn reduces depression and depressive behaviors.
In addition to anxiety, stress and depression, acupuncture is known to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that occur when someone is trying to quit smoking, drinking or using drugs. As the body is learning to re-adjust itself, acupuncture and Chinese medicine assist in restoring harmony to the body and mind.
If you are experiencing any feelings of anxiety, stress or depression, our team at Integrative Acupuncture would love to help bring you peace. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our practitioners.